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Home :: Archive :: 1994 :: July ::
Klingon Shakespeare; Saskatchewan Festival
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0593.  Tuesday, 5 July 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Ellen Edgerton <EBEDGERT@SUADMIN.BITNET>
        Date:   Sunday, 03 Jul 1994 12:12 ET
        Subj:   Klingon Shakespeare
 
(2)     From:   Peter Scott <
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        Date:   Sunday, 03 Jul 1994 10:18:58 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival '94
 
 
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From:           Ellen Edgerton <EBEDGERT@SUADMIN.BITNET>
Date:           Sunday, 03 Jul 1994 12:12 ET
Subject:        Klingon Shakespeare
 
Forgive me if someone on SHAKSPER has already mentioned this, but I was
browsing through Gopher the other day and came across some translations of
various Shakespeare works into Klingon, the language invented for Star Trek by
linguist Marc Okrand.  There appeared to be complete translations of *Much Ado
About Nothing* and *Hamlet* as well as five or six of the sonnets.
 
Unfortunately, I don't read Klingon too well <g>, nor do I own the official
Klingon dictionary which can be bought in bookstores (there are Trekkies who
actually >speak< Klingon), so I can't tell exactly how the plays were
translated (presumably to make sense to a Klingon audience; Beatrice probably
throws heavy objects at Benedick, for example).  But I imagine there are some
interesting cross-cultural things going on...
 
Also, I don't know exactly WHERE in "gopherspace" this archive is.  If you do a
search of Gopher via "veronica," though, you should come across it with no
trouble.  (If someone knows where this archive is located, please let us know.)
 
Ellen Edgerton
Syracuse University
 
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From:           Peter Scott <
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Date:           Sunday, 03 Jul 1994 10:18:58 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival '94
 
The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival '94 (July 7th to August 21st)
presents:
 
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Opens July 7
 
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard
Opens July 22
 
The Merry Wives of Windsor opera sung in English by Otto Nicolai
Opens July 17
 
[rotating schedule of performances]
 
Festival Box Office: 306-652-9100
 

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